Joel E. Ackerman CPA

Partner Office: 516.741.0515 | Fax: 516.741.0586

Joel Ackerman


Joel E. Ackerman, CPA, MST joined this accounting firm in 2013 and earned his partnership in 2021. He brings over 28 years of experience and expertise in the profession. Mr. Ackerman has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) since 1998 and is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He also is an executive board member of the Suffolk Chapter of the NYSSCPA.


Mr. Ackerman is considered an authority on many corporate and personal income tax issues, especially relating to the retail automotive industry, restaurants, and real estate. He also has many years of experience with fiduciary and estate tax returns. 


Here at Richard, Witt & Charles, Mr. Ackerman is involved with all areas of taxation and planning for its clients.  He manages federal and state tax audits for individuals and businesses. He also is a valuable resource to the firm for tax research and income tax planning for individuals and their businesses, at both the federal and state tax levels.

Mr. Ackerman earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University in 1993. After receiving his Certified Public Accountant certification in 1997, he went on to Long Island University’s C.W. Post to earn his Master of Science degree in Taxation in 2000.


As one of the founding officers of the Dealer CPA Network, Inc., an automobile dealership accounting firm national networking group, Mr. Ackerman has been a speaker on many tax topics for many different audiences over the years.  He is also very active in the Long Island community in a volunteer capacity. He has been an executive board member of EPIC Long Island, Inc. (Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island) for over 20 years, of which the firm has become a strong supporter. When he is not at work or doing community service, Mr. Ackerman can often be found on a local stage in Northport where he enjoys performing in Northport-East Northport Community Theater’s productions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive accounting and consulting

  • Buy/Sell services

  • Tax structuring

  • Insurance Agent for Life, Accident and, Health variable life/variable annuities

Member of:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA)

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)